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Prospect Profile:
Erazem Lorbek

Full Name: Erazem Lorbek
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 / 240
Birthdate: February 21, 1984 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
High School: Gimnazija Bezigrad (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Team: Climamio Bologna (Italy)
Country: Slovenia
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Michigan State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 35 16 87 163 .534 37 57 .649 12 26 .462 115 20 22 20 223 6.40
Totals 35 16 87 163 .534 37 57 .649 12 26 .462 115 20 22 20 223 6.40
Italy A-1 League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 30 0 54 92 .587 14 22 .636 5 14 .357 101 14 21 15 127 4.20
2004-05 34 0 109 195 .559 38 54 .704 10 28 .357 174 30 45 16 266 7.80
Totals 64 0 163 287 .568 52 76 .684 14 42 .333 275 44 66 31 393 6.10
Euroleague
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 22 0 31 54 .574 13 24 .542 2 5 .400 50 9 12 8 77 3.50
2004-05 20 0 77 137 .562 24 34 .705 7 19 .368 98 17 23 17 185 9.20
Totals 44 0 108 191 .565 37 58 .638 9 24 .375 148 26 35 25 262 6.00

An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft. Was originally an early entry candidate for the 2003 and 2004 NBA Drafts before withdrawing his name from consideration. Played his freshman season at Michigan State before signing a professional contract with Skipper Bologna of the Italian League. Grew up playing in the Slovenian Leagues. Was a member of the Union Olimpija Ljubljana II club team in Slovenia for three years. Averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds his final season with the team. Participated in the 2002 Slovenian League Under-20 All-Star game.

2004-05: Captured the Euroleague’s Rising Star Trophy, signifying the league’s top player under the age of 22. Averaged 9.2 points and 4.9 rebounds. Shot 56 percent from the field. Scored a season-high 24 points against Zalgiris Kuanas. Averaged 7.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in Italian League play.

2003-04: Averaged 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds for Skipper Bologna. In Euroleague play, averaged 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds. Scored a season-high 13 points and added seven rebounds against Unicaja. In two games at the Euroleague Final Four, averaged 4.5 points. Scored seven points in a 118-74 loss to Maccabi in the final game.

Michigan State (2002-03): Averaged 6.4 points and 3.3 rebounds as a part-time starter, playing 15.7 minutes a contest. Tied for the team lead in total blocks and ranked second in field goal percentage. Posted seven double-figure games.

Strengths: He is an excellent high-post passer and shooter from 18 feet. Although not extremely bulky, he knows how to play with his back to the basket and score inside as well as outside.

Personal: Name Erazem is in honor of a famous Danish writer and scientist.